Verlander, coming off a no-hitter, kept his no-hit streak going for another 5 2/3 innings today before finally giving up a hit. Tigers lead 3-1 in the bottom of the 7th.
Altogether, Verlander pitched 15 2/3 consecutive no-hit innings, spread over three starts. Johnny Vander Meer in 1938 remains the only pitcher to throw two straight no-hitters. I wonder if anyone since then has come closer than JV did tonight.